Augustine Francis Hewit

Second superior general of the Paulists, born Fairfield, Connecticut, 1820; died New York, New York, 1897. Ordained a Congregationalist minister, after visiting England he embraced Anglicanism, and following Newman in the Oxford Movement became a Catholic. He then joined the Redemptorists and a few years later associated himself with Father Hecker in establishing the Paulist Institute, for which he drafted the first laws and constitution. He was a prolific writer, aiming always at popularizing Catholic teachings. His "King's Highway" has proved very useful for non-Catholics seeking the truth from Scripture.

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